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Ra students visit Parliament

They are still recovering following the destruction caused by TC Winston in their school early this year but such a struggle did not deter their spirits from visiting Parliament for the first time last Friday. The students of Tokaimalo District School in the highlands of Ra braved the cold at about 5am to travel down to […]

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November 21, 2016 10:25 am

They are still recovering following the destruction caused by TC Winston in their school early this year but such a struggle did not deter their spirits from visiting Parliament for the first time last Friday.

(Fiji Parliament)
(Fiji Parliament)

The students of Tokaimalo District School in the highlands of Ra braved the cold at about 5am to travel down to the capital city for their much-anticipated tour of Parliament.

For some of them, the excitement of touring such institution for the first time made them prepare well as it was also their first visit to Suva.

School head teacher Kevueli Naimauwi said despite the challenges faced by the school, they went their own ways to fundraise and prepare well for the trip.

“Even though we are still struggling with our facilities in school, we didn’t want to miss this opportunity because we knew it was beneficial for the students. We have come a long way and to visit the Chamber and be informed about how the Parliament works is really a privilege.”

Mr Naimauwi added the visit would now further motivate the students to study hard for a better future despite the limited resources and challenges they were faced with in school.

“Visiting Parliament today will continue to linger in the students’ minds and will motivate them to work hard in school and become successful in life. On that note, we thank the Parliament of Fiji and its staff for this great opportunity and we hope to return one day.”

100 students, 5 teachers and 40 parents from the school visited Parliament.

(Fiji Parliament)
(Fiji Parliament)

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